Painting with a very broad brush there.
I have yet to meet anyone who thinks my one appy is ugly.
The other one...well.... yeah.... she has very much mottling and really strong appy eye. She for sure fits the image everyone hates about them.
But my two yr old... his coloring is ugly. He's mostly white. But he has the heavy mottling to and the pink eyes. But Im not riding color.
They are great horses. Here in Fl you see very few at cutting shows. And most of the people don't give me the time of day. Especially since I ride without spurs. But they have a whole new respect at the end of the day for appaloosas.